Chief Lori and his mother Igba (the founder of Ajigba and great grandmother to Rita Lori the Igba of Warri Kingdom), in Warri, Southern Nigeria early 1900's or earlier.
Friday, January 26, 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Me: ITSEKIRIMI, IT IS FINISHED!!!
Daniel Reyenieju wrote:
The Federal Lawmaker representing Warri Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr Daniel Reyenieju, has advised the Itsekiri traditional leadership to caution members of the Warri Traditional Council and other Itsekiri leaders to desist from denigrating the Itsekiri nation by employing their positions as a tool for exploring personal political space and relevance through deliberate misinformation and malignant innuendoes.
Speaking to our correspondent yesterday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport yesterday in reaction to an interview granted to the Saturday Vanguard by Chief Ayiri Emami, Reyenieju legislator specifically warned Chief Emami and others he described as his co-travellers to stop abusing the privileged positions they occupy within the Itsekiri traditional hierarchy for deliberate mischief, politicking and dirty blackmail.
He particularly lamented that by the development of this nature, the Itsekiri ethnic group is being portrayed in bad light with the possibility of generating such ripple and boomeranging effects of further polarizing the Itsekiris with the consequence of endlessly exacerbating the already entrenched division created by Emami’s installation as ‘Ologbotsere.
He said that since the nomination of Ayiri Emami as Ologbotsere late last year was greeted with widespread protests it should have been a development sufficient to inspire the Chief to at least attempted to prove his critics wrong by acting in ways and manners as to promote the unity of the people rather than inflaming the body polity by his current acrimonious conduct.
Speaking further, the federal lawmaker noted, ‘While I am not oblivious of the fact that his aridness, cerebral limitations and impecunious level of exposure would have largely informed his making the allegations in issue against the Governor and Government of Delta State, it is preposterous and most malignant to indirectly accuse the present Government of the state as being responsible for the comatose state of the Warri town. It should be obvious to any right thinking person that such misfortunes predating the current administration can be attributed to the unfortunate exit of Shell Development Corporation of Nigeria (SPDC) and other related oil companies from Warri, non functionality of the Warri ports to mention but a few of culprits that remain largely responsible for the present of extremely low commercial activities in the area.”
Continuing, he said, “Whatever can be attributed as the causal factor of the present state of Warri clearly predates the present government of Delta State. For example, part of the factor responsible for the present state of non-commercial utilization of the Warri Port squarely rest on the shallowness of the Escravos Bar and security concerns; all of which are being addressed and require the cooperation of all and sundry including traditional rulers who ought to be playing their roles as peace makers and partners in progress.
“On my part, I have successfully secured a parliamentary resolution on the dredging of the Escravos Bar and have exchanged series of correspondences with the President on this with what is left being for the federal government to implement. Therefore, I am urging Chief Emami to exploit his position within the All Progressive Congress to get the federal government to expedite action.
“In the same vein, I urge Chief Emami to note that Warri Port is under the Federal Ministry of Transport and he should also use his said close relationship with the Minister of Transport to turn around the fortune of Warri port, which will immediately ipso facto turn around the present fortune of Warri and environs.
‘While any responsible and responsive government like the Delta State government would as usual welcome constructive criticisms, what is being flaunted by Chief Emami, is laced with bias, misinformation and crass ignorance, the Chief should be schooled on the economic situation of the state and by extention national economic growth. While we will continue constructively engage the state Government for meaningful development due us as Itsekiri people.
Concluding, Reyenieju, in an emotional message to his Itsekiri ethnic group, said “The preponderance of Itsekiri persons (including myself) expressed strong reservation about the Chief Emami being selected for the post of Ologbotsere of the traditional Warri Kingdom because of his very notorious attitude of cheap blackmail, promoting disaffection, telling lies and other mischiefs. A higher level of intellectual background for the Ologbotsere may have saved us from this mess which is unfortunately poised to continue for a long time. Regrettably, a few of those within the Itsekiri traditional gentry, who also hold the acme of traditional authority in Itsekiri thought otherwise. I am sure that with the extant disastrous outing by Chief Ayiri, they should be able to overcome the spell by now and begin to realize that the proverbial chicken has come home to roast”
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
RIGHTS activist, Chief Rita Lori-Ogbebor, has said Chief Ayiri Emami will not be recognised as the Ologbotsere of Itsekiri nation, if the Olu of Warri, His Majesty Ogiame Ikenwoli, confer the title on him against the wishes of the people. She also urged the Itsekiri not to engage in violent opposition to the choice of Emami, adding that the conferment of the title on him was against the collective interest of Itsekiri nation.
CHIEF RITA LORI-OGBEBOR Briefing newsmen yesterday in Lagos, she said the Itsekiri had rejected Emami prior to his appointment, last Friday, noting that it was surprising that the Itsekiri monarch went ahead to make him the Ologbotsere. She said: “I will, therefore, not believe that the Olu will rush to confer a title on anybody because there is no reason to do so.
The Itsekiri National Youth Congress, INYC says statement credited to Chief Rita Lori-Ogbebor, wherein she purportedly said Chief Ayirimi Emami “will not be recognized as the Ologbotsere of Itsekiri Nation” is most unfortunate as there “is nothing like Ologbotsere of Itsekiri Nation, but Ologbotsere of Warri Kingdom”. President of INYC, Comrade Esimaje Awani in a statement released Tuesday October 24 in Warri, Delta State, refuted Chief Ogbebor’s insinuation that the conferment of the prestigious title of Ologbotsere on Chief Ayirimi Emami by the Olu of Warri was against the collective interest of Itsekiri Nation.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Two among them all will benefit from the naming of maritime university if it favors the gbaramatu clan as Okerenkoko instead of Okerenghigho.
One as a senator in the red chambers and the other as house of representative member in the green chambers after the 2019 general elections.
- It's the Olu of Warri Community Peace Cup 2017
- 16 Teams across the Itsekiri communities..
- 4 venues and 1 Cup..
- november 23 - december 9th
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